Were you injured in an accident that was not your fault?

If you were injured or became sick due to someone else's actions, you may be able to claim compensation.

How we can help

We have helped hundreds of people in Ardrossan, Ayrshire and across the UK claim compensation for:

Do I have a claim?

If you were hurt in an accident that was not your fault, the law entitles you to claim financial compensation. To make a successful claim, your injury must have happened:

  • in the last three years, and;
  • someone else was to blame, and;
  • that person owed you a duty of care.

Are there any other points to consider?

Yes. There are numerous other factors that can affect whether a successful no win, no fee claim will be possible, such as the specific details of the accident or whether a child was injured.

A short phone call will let you know exactly where you stand. There is no obligation to start a claim with Quittance. Alternatively, find out if you have a claim with our Instant Claim Checker:

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How much compensation can I claim for an injury?

The amount of money you could claim for your injury will depend on:

  • the extent of your injury, and
  • any financial losses or costs you have incurred.

At the start of your claim, your solicitor will consider the many ways your injury has affected your life. Your solicitor will take all of these effects into account to calculate the correct compensation award for you.

This calculation will factor in 'general damages' and 'special damages'.

General damages

General damages are awarded for pain, suffering and loss of amenity (PSLA).

Awards for general damages are set by the Judicial College and published in their guidelines for personal injury awards.

Special damages

Special damages are for financial losses and expenses you have incurred as a result of the accident.

What can I claim for after an injury? (see list)

Examples of special damages (losses you can claim for) include:

  • Lost earnings (including future earnings)
  • Medical treatment costs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Travel costs
  • Costs of care
  • Costs of adapting your home or car

Calculate my injury compensation

Calculating how much compensation you can claim for an injury can be complicated.

Our injury compensation calculator tells you if you may have a claim, how much compensation you could claim, and what you can claim for.

Find out what your injury claim could be worth now:

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Road accident claims in Ardrossan

You should be able to claim injury compensation if you are involved in an accident and injured on Ardrossan's roads as the result of another driver's behaviour.

Whether you sustained an injury as a pedestrian on Ardrossan's roads, or have been hurt in a crash, the Quittance guide to road accident claims explains everything you need to know about starting a claim.

Road accident claims

Work accident claims in Ardrossan

If you?ve suffered an injury following an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries and any costs incurred as a result of your accident.

Whatever your job - whether you are a plumber injured on a building site or a cleaner hurt in an office, our work injury claim guide shows you how best to make a successful work accident claim.

Work accident claims

Other claim types

Accidents in a public place

Officially recorded statistics stress the fact that slips and trips are the single most frequent cause of accidents leading to injury at work in 2015. These types of accident are quite often lead to accidents classified under another heading such as being hit by an object falling from a machine, a fall from height or a quarry drowning accident. Public place compensation claims for injuries such as fractured wrists occurring on potholes are also quite common with pothole trips having happened on Central Avenue and on Adams Avenue.

Public place accident claims

Medical negligence

When someone suffers injury or illness due to the lack of care of a GP or other medical professional, it may be possible to claim clinical negligence compensation. Our specialist panel of injury lawyers can help you make a claim against the NHS hospital or private clinic.

If you are just looking for closure or answers rather than claiming compensation, you could follow the NHS complaints procedure. For example, to raise a complaint against NHS Ayrshire & Arran, you can contact Eglinton House, Ailsa Hospital, Dalmellington Road, Ayr, Ayshire.

Find out more: No win, no fee medical negligence claims

Medical negligence claims

More claim types

Courts understand that serious injuries can have a life-changing effect on a claimant. Compensation will lessen the impact of bills other financial issues and reduce stress so a claimant and their dependants enabling them to focus on rehabilitation.

Find out more: No win, no fee serious injury claims

Other types of claim

Ardrossan No win, no fee Solicitors

A No Win, No Fee agreement protects injured claimants by ensuring that they will not need to pay any legal fees if their claim is unsuccessful. This agreement is also called a Conditional Fee Agreement or CFA.

Under a CFA, Ardrossan injury claimants will also not have to pay any fees upfront.

The Quittance No Win, No Fee guarantee

Our No Win, No Fee solicitors have helped injured people in Ardrossan, Ayrshire and throughout the UK make a claim without any financial risk to you.

What do I pay if I win my injury claim?

Your injury solicitor will receive a success fee when they settle your injury claim. This fee is deducted from your final compensation.

By law, a solicitor's success fee can be up to a maximum of 25%, whichever law firm you choose.

You can discuss the success fee percentage with your injury lawyer, before the claim process starts.

What do I pay if I do not win my injury claim?

You will not have to pay any legal fees if your solicitor does not win your injury claim. Your solicitor may take out insurance to ensure there will be nothing to pay.

Read more about making a No win, no fee claim

Why Quittance?

Specialist solicitors with an excellent track record of securing injury compensation for claimants.

Your lawyer will work hard to ensure you receive a compensation settlement that accurately reflects the pain, suffering and losses you have incurred as the result of your injury.

If would like to start a No Win No Fee claim, or have any questions at all, speak to us.

We are open 8am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 6pm on Saturday, and 9.30am to 5pm on Sunday.

Call us FREE 0800 376 1001 or arrange a callback:

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Frequently asked questions

What experience do you have of winning claims in Ardrossan?

Quittance is a UK-wide network of expert personal injury lawyers that helps people injured in Ardrossan, Ayrshire and throughout the UK, get the best possible compensation settlement.

In the last 12 months, we have assisted 100's of claimants throughout Ayrshire get compensation for a range of injury circumstances, including accidents in the office and car accidents.

With a first-rate claims record, our service is designed to be as stress-free as possible. Medical centres in every town in the UK, home appointments (if necessary) and specialist advice, means you can focus on your recovery.

Is your service 100% No Win, No Fee?

Our no win, no fee service means that 100% of your legal fees are covered if your case is not successful. This gives you the peace of mind that you will never be out of pocket.

Ardrossan solicitor reviews

The quality of legal advice provided by solicitors vary considerably.

Speaking to friends or relatives or reading reviews can certainly be informative if you are deciding which lawyer to work with.

Read Quittance reviews

Do you need to go with a local Ardrossan injury lawyer?

The location of a lawyers office is not particularly important as cases can be run remotely.

You will need to select a solicitors practice that provides national medical centres (possibly even home visits) as claimants will need to attend a medical exam.

Further reading : Do Quittance have a local medical centre?

The difference in the amount of personal injury fees between different solicitors working on CFAs (Conditional Fee Agreement) is significant.

For instance the amount retained by a claimant being awarded compensation of £12,046 for mild asthma can range from £7,228 to £10,239.

More information : Compare personal injury solicitors fees

What are the road accident statistics in Ardrossan

Road accidents involving cars, motorbikes and all other vehicles in Ardrossan are not uncommon. Official statistics reveal a total of 240 accidents (200 slight accidents, 35 serious accidents and 5 fatal accidents) in 2013 in North Ayrshire local authority. By 2014 total accidents had increased to 244.

Quittance's panel of knowledgeable no win no fee lawyers have years of experience in negotiating maximum damages for claimants who have been hurt in a car or motorcycle crash in Ardrossan.

Work accident statistics in Ardrossan

The most recent 2019

Can I claim for someone else?

Yes. In certain circumstances, it is possible to claim compensation on behalf of another person in the capacity of a 'litigation friend'.

If an injured person is either too young or vulnerable, too injured or otherwise unable to claim on their own behalf, their litigation friend can handle the claim process on behalf of the injured person.

The litigation friend will be responsible for communicating with the solicitors, and for making decisions in respect of the claim.

Read more about claiming on behalf of another person.

Can I claim if I was partly responsible for an accident?

You may still be able to claim compensation even if you contributed to your accident or to your injuries.

However, if you were partly to blame (known as contributory negligence), your compensation may be reduced and it may be more difficult to prove liability.

Read more about claiming compensation if you were partly responsible for an accident.

How long will my claim take?

The length of time needed to secure compensation can vary considerably.

For example, straightforward car accident claims can settle in a matter of weeks, whereas complex medical negligence cases can take years.

Injury claims can also take longer if it is not clear who is responsible for your injury, or if liability is denied by the defendant.

Taken from average case times, this table sets out approximately how long personal injury claims take to settle:

Personal injury claim type

Estimated claim duration*

Road accident claims

4 to 9 months

Work accident claims

6 to 9 months

Medical negligence claims

12 to 36 months

Industrial disease claims

12 to 18 months

Public place or occupiers’ liability claims

6 to 9 months

MIB claims (uninsured drivers)

3 to 4 months**

CICA claims (criminal assault)

12 to 18 months**

*RTA and other claims processed through the Ministry of Justice portal can settle faster.
**Official Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA)  Government agency and Motor Insurers’ Bureau (MIB) figures.

Read more about how long personal injury claims take.

Will I have to go to court?

Highly unlikely. The vast majority of claims that are settled by the solicitor panel are settled out of court.

Only a very small percentage (approx. 5%) of personal injury claims go to court. Generally, only very complex cases, or those where liability cannot be resolved, end up in court.

Cases that do ultimately go to court are held in front of a judge, not a jury.

Read more: Will my injury claim go to court and what if it does?

Will I have to go to a solicitor's office?

No. You will not need visit a solicitor's office. As with most professional services, it is no longer necessary to meet face to face with your solicitor. Personal injury claims are dealt with via email, post and telephone.

Should you need to have a medical, this will be arranged at a medical centre near you or at your GP's surgery.

Read more: Will I have to visit a solicitor's office?

Can I get an early compensation payment?

If you suffer financial hardship as a result of an injury, you may be able to claim an interim compensation payment.

An interim payment is a partial settlement of your claim which is paid before your claim is concluded. The amount you receive in interim payments would then be deducted from your final compensation settlement or award.

Read more about interim compensation payments.

Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor

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Paul Carvis, Personal injury solicitor